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Old 01-09-2009, 12:20 PM
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Default no more mobil1 5w40?

Seems like they don't make 5w40 anymore. Is castrol 5w40 just as good?
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I thought they stopped making 5w40 a long time ago. Castrol Syntec is a good alternative. Or you could always run something like royal purple.
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Royal purple is really not that much more expensive. Also, according to ecstuning, that new k&n filter is recommended by audi. That's what I used on my last change, royal purple and a k&n oil filter.
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I thought they stopped making 5w40 a long time ago. Castrol Syntec is a good alternative. Or you could always run something like royal purple.
On my last oil change I used mobil1 5w40. I'll just use castrol.

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Royal purple is really not that much more expensive. Also, according to ecstuning, that new k&n filter is recommended by audi. That's what I used on my last change, royal purple and a k&n oil filter.
Maybe and the next run I'll use royal purple, and I usually just go to a VW dealership and pick up a oil filter.
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also I could never find 5w40 for royal purple.
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How much is the filter from vw? The k&n was 11 and in stock along with the oil at oreilly. I used 5w30 which is also approved in the manual. Thought I saw 5w40 there too though.

Edit: yes royal purple does make 5w40. Is there really any benefit of using that over 5w30?

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Old 01-09-2009, 01:51 PM
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oh really? I buy the one from VW for 15 bucks.
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My local Advance Auto Parts carries Mobil One Syn 0w30 or whatever it is and it meets the VW502 spec.
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the manual says to only use 0 weight in very cold climates. I think it says sub zero.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:07 PM
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i used a mobil one oil filter in my last oil change a few days ago...any problem with that?
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